Woman back in the 1920’s all married for money, and not necessarily love.
Daisy thought she had love when she married Tom, but truly in the long run, only came out with money.
The hope for happiness is something that Daisy hoped to have, but by finding out she married the wrong man changed who she is and her over outlook on life.
Early on in the novel, Daisy finds out a secret that Tom is hiding from her.
She enjoys reading gossip magazines which represent her hope for the life of “the rich and famous”.
This shows how the one reason she wants to be with Tom, is because he represents the life of “the rich and famous”.
Tom seems to be abusive towards her, and rather does not seem to care much about her.
Daisy thinks she has everything, wealth, love and happiness which all tie into the American dream, but then she discovers that she has nothing and that she has been corrupted by this specific dream.
Myrtle is attracted to not only Tom’s appearance but his money as well.
She believes that Tom is the ideal picture perfect man that represents the advertisement of the American Dream.